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Wednesday’s high schools: Belchertown blank East Longmeadow in girls soccer

  • Pat Knightly, left, of Hopkins Academy gains control from Joe Zihan of Frontier Regional in the second half of the Golden Hawks' 6-0 win over the visiting Red Hawks Wednesday in Hadley.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Pat Knightly, left, of Hopkins Academy gains control from Joe Zihan of Frontier Regional in the second half of the Golden Hawks' 6-0 win over the visiting Red Hawks Wednesday in Hadley.
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  • Evan Delaney, left, of Hopkins Academy wrests control from Chad Parent of Frontier Regional in the second half of the Golden Hawks' 6-0 win over the visiting Red Hawks Wednesday in Hadley.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Evan Delaney, left, of Hopkins Academy wrests control from Chad Parent of Frontier Regional in the second half of the Golden Hawks' 6-0 win over the visiting Red Hawks Wednesday in Hadley.
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  • Zach Anderson, left, of Hopkins Academy challenges Ayanda Himlin-Mayekiso of Frontier Regional for control in the second half of the Golden Hawks' 6-0 win over the visiting Red Hawks Wednesday in Hadley.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Zach Anderson, left, of Hopkins Academy challenges Ayanda Himlin-Mayekiso of Frontier Regional for control in the second half of the Golden Hawks' 6-0 win over the visiting Red Hawks Wednesday in Hadley.
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  • Ethan Picard, top, of Hopkins Academy and Clay Kocot, right of Frontier Regional both jump for a header in the second half of the Golden Hawks' 6-0 win over the visiting Red Hawks Wednesday in Hadley.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Ethan Picard, top, of Hopkins Academy and Clay Kocot, right of Frontier Regional both jump for a header in the second half of the Golden Hawks' 6-0 win over the visiting Red Hawks Wednesday in Hadley.
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  • Brennan Mitrolka, left, of Hopkins Academy and Connor Hamilton of Frontier Regional converge on a high ball in the second half of the Golden Hawks' 6-0 win over the visiting Red Hawks Wednesday in Hadley.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Brennan Mitrolka, left, of Hopkins Academy and Connor Hamilton of Frontier Regional converge on a high ball in the second half of the Golden Hawks' 6-0 win over the visiting Red Hawks Wednesday in Hadley.
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  • Pat Knightly, left, of Hopkins Academy gains control from Joe Zihan of Frontier Regional in the second half of the Golden Hawks' 6-0 win over the visiting Red Hawks Wednesday in Hadley.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Evan Delaney, left, of Hopkins Academy wrests control from Chad Parent of Frontier Regional in the second half of the Golden Hawks' 6-0 win over the visiting Red Hawks Wednesday in Hadley.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Zach Anderson, left, of Hopkins Academy challenges Ayanda Himlin-Mayekiso of Frontier Regional for control in the second half of the Golden Hawks' 6-0 win over the visiting Red Hawks Wednesday in Hadley.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Ethan Picard, top, of Hopkins Academy and Clay Kocot, right of Frontier Regional both jump for a header in the second half of the Golden Hawks' 6-0 win over the visiting Red Hawks Wednesday in Hadley.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Brennan Mitrolka, left, of Hopkins Academy and Connor Hamilton of Frontier Regional converge on a high ball in the second half of the Golden Hawks' 6-0 win over the visiting Red Hawks Wednesday in Hadley.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

The Belchertown girls soccer team announced its presence in Division 1 with authority at home on Wednesday afternoon.

In their first game as an official D-1 program, the Orioles blanked perennial powerhouse East Longmeadow 3-0.

Brittany Moreau and Jill Cavanaugh each scored unassisted goals for Belchertown (1-0, 1-0 Coombs), last season’s Western Mass. Division 2 champion. Téa Spellacy also tallied on an assist from Bryanna Veroneau.

Sarah LaClair played the first 70 minutes in net and made five saves. Ashley Cavanaugh completed the shutout with one stop over the final 10 minutes.

The Spartans (0-1, 0-1) were the only team to hold Belchertown without a goal last year in a scoreless draw on Oct. 2.

Boys soccer

Hopkins Academy 6, Frontier Regional 0 — Evan Delaney and Paul Delamy each scored two goals as the Golden Hawks (1-0, 1-0 Schmid) jumped out to a 5-0 halftime lead and cruised in their season opener in Hadley.

Tyler Szymkowicz had a goal and three assists, while Patrick Knightly (goal), Brennon Mitrolka (assist) and Tim Hanlon each had one assist.

Ben Pitta made three saves in the shutout.

Dylan Husted made nine saves for the Red Hawks (0-1, 0-1).

Gateway Regional 2, Granby 1 — Josh Baillargeon and Jake Merritt scored in the second half to lift the Gators (1-0, 1-0 McGrath South) to the road victory in both teams’ season opener.

Denver Yost and Sam Bean picked up an assist apiece in the win. Mike Arel made four saves for Gateway.

Zach Funk scored from Tim BailRossi for the Rams (0-1, 0-1), while goalie Doug L’Addee stopped five shots.

Athol 1, Easthampton 0 — Darren Kim (four saves) and Brady Parker (three) each played a half in goal for the Eagles (0-1, 0-1 Schmid) in the season-opening loss at home.

Smith Academy 2, Holyoke Catholic 1 — Forward Derek McMahon scored back-to-back goals to lead the Falcons (1-0, 1-0 McGrath South) to the road victory.

McMahon tied the game in the 61st minute, then added the game winner two minutes later. Sam Boas and Quinn Rickert each had an assist.

John O’Hara scored the lone goal for Holyoke Catholic (0-1, 0-1) and was assisted by Ryan Lukomski.

Palmer 4, South Hadley 1 — Nate Flachs scored from Hieu Dennis and Christian Zuchowski made 11 saves, but the Tigers (0-1, 0-1 Holley) dropped their season opener.

Hampshire Regional 0, Monson 0 — Ben Preston made three saves for the Raiders (0-0-1, 0-0-1 Holley) in the scoreless draw on the road.

David Labrie and Zeb Lollis-Taylor played well defensively for Hampshire.

Girls volleyball

Frontier Regional 3, Ludlow 0 — The Red Hawks (1-0) began the post-Cassidy Stankowski era with a 25-19, 25-5, 25-14 sweep on the road.

Sarah Woodward had seven kills and two aces for Frontier, while sister Emily Woodward had 19 assists. Cassidy Ciesluk added six kills and an ace.

Amherst Regional 3, East Longmeadow 2 — The Hurricanes (1-0) went on the road and survived the seesaw affair, 25-11, 19-25, 25-20, 21-25, 15-7.

Justine Bohl had an outstanding match with 26 assists, nine digs and three aces. Ali Ziomek served 12 aces and had eight kills, while Shaya Shally Jensen added 11 kills and three blocks.

South Hadley 3, Mohawk 0 — The Tigers (1-0) cruised 25-9, 25-23, 25-18 to open their season in Buckland.

Maddi Kelleher led South Hadley with eight kills and five aces. Kelly Pouliot had five digs, three aces and two kills, while Rachel Dizek added nine assists.

Field hockey

Northampton 1, East Longmeadow 0 — Emily Allcroft scored unassisted as the Blue Devils (1-0, 1-0 Central) opened the season with a hard-fought road victory.

Dana Dufour had one save for Northampton, stopping the only shot East Longmeadow put on net.

Agawam 6, Amherst 0 — The Hurricanes opened the season with a tough loss as goalie Nadia Squitero stopped 21 shots.

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